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Taco Palenque

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1000 S 10th St, McAllen, TX 78501
(956) 994-8950
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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night

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  • 31
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    Very good
  • 8
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great menudo!

I am a Mexican food aficionado, and usually prefer the hole-in-the-wall places. When I'm in the SW, I look for real menudo that I can't get up north. Taco Palenque was close and had menudo 24 hrs. so I went. It's more of a fast food place with a drive-thru, but the menudo was excellent! Some of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
drjecdo
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Powell, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

The best Fajita Panchos. Lots of cheese and beans. Served with a scoop of Guacamole for under $10.00 including tax. Fideo soup is the best in the Valley.

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Powell, Ohio
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I am a Mexican food aficionado, and usually prefer the hole-in-the-wall places. When I'm in the SW, I look for real menudo that I can't get up north. Taco Palenque was close and had menudo 24 hrs. so I went. It's more of a fast food place with a drive-thru, but the menudo was excellent! Some of the best I've... More 

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Alexandria, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Living in Minnesota, it's hard to find anything but chain restaurants. The best for Tex Mex would most likely be Chipotle and Q'doba. But wow they just don't compare with the tacos at Taco Palenque. Perfect late night stop after hanging out at one of the local bars. The food quality is top notch with plenty of fresh salsas and... More 

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Edinburg, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Texmex food is the best,if my wife would let me i would eat at this place everyday. Everything on the menu is good,my brother from houston always wants to go to taco palenque first.

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McAllen, Texas
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Love their breakfast tacos and their crispy tacos! They move cars in and out quickly. Left my cell phone one day and the waiter had it for me!!! Great restaurant. Gives El Pato a run for their money:)

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Houston, Texas, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I'm from Houston, so I'm used to good tacos, and I expected McAllen to outshine my home town being so close to Mexico. I didn't get to try a lot of restaurants, but I asked the hotel clerk where the locals ate and he recommended Taco Palenque. It's a fast-food kind of set up, but they have an array of... More 

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McAllen,Texas
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4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Breakfast to Late Night Dinner, this place has it all. The service is quick, food is tasty, but it can be pricey. The quesadillas and nachos are very good as well as the beans and fideo soup. Hopefully, this restaurant remains open for a long while.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Good service, quick, but doesn't sacrifice quality. I had the chicken fajita tacos and borracho beans. Chicken was freshly grilled and the tortillas are the best homemade I have had. The regular order of beans come in a bowl. They taste homemade. The salsa bar completes any meal with a variety of salsa and condiments. The food and service here... More 

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Plano, Texas
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18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

In McAllen visiting for a few day and this place was recommended to us. We went late at night and had the best tacos. The tortilla and beef were very tasty. There's a lot of salsas and extras in the salsa bar to accompany the tacos. I thought they were very authentic and similar to the taquerias in Mexico. In... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This place has fast service, delicious tacos, self-serve tortilla chips and a fresh salsa bar. Potato/egg and barbacoa tacos are great for a fast breakfast. The Pirata tacos are a filling meal by itself, my new favorite.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1000 S 10th St, McAllen, TX 78501
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McAllen
  • Phone Number: (956) 994-8950

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 am - 12:00 am

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